I am back, and just organized...and rested...enough to post some photos from the weekend.
It was a cold and rough weekend, just perfect for sewing in front of the fire with beautiful views of a very rough ocean.
This used to be a place for eating-but that became more a job for the couches. Table space is in high demand with 8 sewers.
Another work area, it did have couches until they were relocated or put in my bedroom. They were replaced with my big fold out table. The floor was the design board. The only trouble was the fact i couldn't sew and see the Olympics from my position on the black chair, I had to listen and bob up when exciting stuff was on!
I have a big array of show and tell pictures, they will have to come in installments. Here are a few.....
Anne's Roman Holiday.
Jane's table runner.
Jane's appliqued bugs.
And, in the 25 plus hours I spent sewing, this is my main achievement. It was SO windy and rough trying to get a good picture!
I Used the different backings like I had thought I might so one foundation block was quite a thick cotton quilt (from the op shop for a few dollars) and the other foundation was an old woollen blanket, same boutique, similar price. You can see the two backings in the pic below.
The fabric was a set of fat quarters I think I got on sale last year, from the Dominique range. At this stage the 2 metre plus quilt has only cost me about $60. You can't see any difference at all in the quilts thickness when it is on the bed-and it has pased the sleeping test the last 2 nights. So I would give that experiment the thumbs up to anyone who has the same problem.
Have a great day, Olympics to watch and people to feed! Cheers, Tracey